Young Surrey filmmakers focus on homelessness
by Sheila Reynolds – Surrey North Delta Leader
A guy and his friend are playing video games when his mom shouts from other room that it’s time for his friend to go home. The teen asks if his buddy can crash on the couch for another night and he’s allowed.
The scene is from one of the winning films in the Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society’s youth film competition. Continue reading
On behalf of the Board and staff of the Surrey Homelessness & Housing Society, thank you to all the youth who answered this question with a creative and thoughtful film! Given the number of submissions and the superb quality, we have decided to show all of the videos at our Screening and Awards Event, where… Continue reading
In December, the Surrey Homelessness and Housing Fund received a donation. Now, there’s nothing unusual about that – we had sent out our annual correspondence to the community reporting on the work of the Society, and typically, we receive a number of donations in response. But this one leapt off the page, as the amount was unusual: $555.55. Continue reading
In 2012, the Surrey Homelessness & Housing Society was pleased to recognize, for the first time, community members who offered their hearts, time and resources to help those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Our Inaugural Heroes of the Homeless were inducted (with capes no less!) during the annual Awards and Grants Ceremony in October, 2012. Continue reading
As Winter approached and dropping temperatures threatened, it became clear that there wasn’t enough space indoors for people to stay during the cold season. Surrey needed a temporary, low-barrier shelter that would run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – a place where people could warm up with a good meal during the day, a bed to sleep in at night, and a welcome that didn’t require them to leave during other times of the day. With this need in mind, the City of Surrey came to the Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society for a responsive grant. Continue reading